Agriculture Career Programs

To meet the demands of an evolving agricultural field in which jobs require advanced training, the Agriculture Program at Black Hawk College East Campus offers a variety of career and transfer programs. These programs include study in the areas of Agribusiness Management, Agriculture Mechanics, Agriculture Production Technology, Agriculture Transfer, Horse Science Technology, Equestrian Science, and Pre-Veterinary Medicine.

With its strong emphasis on education for employment preparation, the Agriculture Program offers students opportunities for on-the-job training with agriculturally oriented businesses located within the immediate area, across the state, and throughout the nation. Students receive academic credit for their work and gain valuable information and insight into on-the-job demands.

Other activities include judging teams in the areas of livestock, horses, dairy, crops, soils and horticulture. Students participate on a local, state and national level in agricultural scholastic bowls, job interview competitions in several areas of employment, discussion meets, computer skills contests and public speaking contests.

Program Name Code Award Credits Category Department Keywords
Program Name Code Award Credits Category Department Keywords
Veterinary Technology (AAS) 5017 AAS Degree 80 Agriculture Career Programs Agriculture animals
Veterinary Assisting Certificate 5117 Certificate 32 Agriculture Career Programs Agriculture animals
Horse Science Technology Certificate 9599 Certificate 30 Agriculture Career Programs Agriculture animal, horse, equine
Horse Science Technology (AAS) 9099 AAS Degree 70 Agriculture Career Programs Agriculture animal, horse, equine
Equestrian Science (AAS) 9096 AAS Degree 70 Agriculture Career Programs Agriculture animal, horse, equine
Agriculture Production (Certificate) 9541, 9543, 9544 Certificate 12 Agriculture Career Programs Agriculture
Agriculture Production Technology (AAS) 9141 AAS Degree 71 Agriculture Career Programs Agriculture
Agribusiness Management Horticulture Option (AAS) 9242 AAS Degree 69 Agriculture Career Programs Agriculture
Agribusiness Management – Crop Protection Technology Option (AAS) 9143 AAS Degree 72 Agriculture Career Programs Agriculture
Agribusiness Management (AAS) 9142 AAS Degree 71 Agriculture Career Programs Agriculture
Advanced Large Animal Technician Certificate 5717 Certificate 15 Agriculture Career Programs Agriculture veterinary, vet tech
Advanced Veterinary Office Management Certificate 5817 Certificate 13 Agriculture Career Programs Agriculture animal